07/03/2013 5:34PM

Meadowlands: Friday 7/5 Analysis




Race 1 - $20,000 Guaranteed Pick Five Pool

Race 3 - $30,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool

Race 7 - $50,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool

MEET STATS: 81 - 236 / $368.40    BEST BETS: 12 - 18 / $36.80

Best Bet: MISTERY WOMAN (2nd)

Spot Play: CREATINE (11th)

Race 1

(3) SHARED PAST faced much tougher company up in Canada. I expect her to flash some speed and put in a big mile. (5) TRUE DAY DREAM leaves fast and gets Yannick back in the bike; dangerous. (1) VINTAGE OAKS stayed trotting with the hobbles added.

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Race 2

(1) MISTERY WOMAN put in two decent miles in the Elegantimage and looks much the best on paper. (5) TO DREAM ON hasn’t been herself lately. She is obviously one to fear if feeling good; tough call. (2) RARING TO GO S faces a whole different level of fillies tonight.

Race 3

(6) ALL TROT raced very well in his debut for this barn and seems to outdraw the major contenders. (9) TO THE GOOD LIFE showed improvement last time. (7) TAKE ONE MORE LOOK sizzled in his recent start at Pompano, but that was almost four weeks ago.

Race 4

(4) HOW BOUT A SMOOCH raced much better with Lasix added last time. This looks like an even easier spot that that Cathedra Dot Com final. (5) LIGHT OF DAY has plenty of early speed and seems like a must use. (3) SUPERSTAR DREAM outraced her odds last week. She looks like a play at least underneath.

Race 5

(5) HILL I AM looked very good taking his career debut. Son of Muscle Hill seems to have some talent. (1) WELL BUILT finished up willingly last time and has every right to improve. (6) CHOCOLATE DAY chased the top choice last week and seems likely to be doing that again.

Race 6

(2) SWAN IN A MILLION trotted a nice easy mile after a month on the bench. He doesn’t have to improve much to beat this evenly matched field. (7) ANOTHER AMARETTO came to life with a nice effort in his most recent. (6) ELLENS ISLE had bad cover last week; speed tonight? (9) FROM ABOVE only needs live cover to menace. (10) ICE MACHINE was a killer here earlier in the meet.

Race 7

(1) BEST BOSS moves to the inside this week and figures to be much closer to the action. (9) SWEET HEDGE & (10) ABROKENART HANOVER are logical contenders who were given tough posts; using both. (6) BIJOU THEATER ships in with form.

Race 8

(3) GREAT SOCIETY was handled a bit too aggressively last week and wasn’t up to the task. This colt seems to have some ability and seems capable at a price. (10) SOUTHWIND SPIRIT won in hand and easily had more in the tank last week. Post 10 is the only issue. (4) SUMATRA had some late trot in his first career race.

Race 9

(3) BIG PUFF DOGGIE was facing tougher foes in series action. He draws inside this week after consecutive outside posts and could be a good price play. (1) BLADE RUNNER finished second behind a runaway winner last time. (4) GO GO RAIDER has speed and comes off a win.

Race 10

(8) VAPORSTAR built on the prior week’s effort with a nice middle move before fading late. Tetrick will have more confidence in him now and I’m guessing he’ll set him up to perform. (2) PEGASUS BLUE CHIP certainly looks like the one to beat now that he is trotting consistently. (4) MARCUS BI is a stretch for a top spot, but could hit the board at a price. (5) LUCKYCHARM HANOVER went a nice mile last week but I don’t think it was quite as good as it looks on paper.

Race 11

(2) CREATINE clearly hung last time, but in this short field from an inside post he can take charge. (3) MUSCLE MOUNTAIN was raced conservatively last time; big threat. (5) SPIDER BLUE CHIP seems unlikely to get the setup he had last Friday.

Race 12

(10) DETOUR HANOVER went on a wild speed mission and actually showed some heart to hold on for second. I was more impressed than most with the effort and think he can beat this bunch. (6) TEAM SIX overcame an early break to finish third last time. (8) BIZZARO LINDY raced okay for his first start of the year. I can see him showing more now.

Race 13

(5) MERRY MAIDEN seems to be on the right track and getting a bit better with each start. (7) TIPSTER has speed; dangerous. (1) BUZZ BOMB remains in a C-2 but faced tougher foes last week.

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